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Jeffrey L. Steiner is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He co-leads the firm’s Derivatives team and is co-lead to the firm’s Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technology team. Mr. Steiner is also a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions, Energy, Regulation and Litigation, Investment Funds and Public Policy practice groups. Mr. Steiner advises a range of clients, including commercial end-users, financial institutions, dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, clearinghouses, industry groups and trade associations on regulatory, legislative and transactional matters related to OTC and listed derivatives, commodities and securities. He frequently assists clients with compliance and implementation issues relating to the Dodd-Frank Act, the rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the National Futures Association and the prudential banking regulators. He also helps clients to navigate through cross-border issues resulting from global derivatives requirements, including those resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR), the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) and the rules of other jurisdictions.
Mr. Steiner also advises clients on issues related to digital currencies and distributed ledger technology, including analyzing regulatory and enforcement matters relating to their implementation and use. He regularly works with clients on structuring products involving the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, including digital tokens and initial coin offerings (ICOs). He also analyzes the cross-border impacts relating to clients’ use of digital currencies and blockchain technology.
Mr. Steiner has been named a 2018 Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. Additionally, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 has again ranked Mr. Steiner as an international leading lawyer for his work in derivatives. Chambers and Partners has also ranked Mr. Steiner as a leading derivatives lawyer in its Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide from 2014-2018.
Tulane University - 2004 Juris Doctor
Emory University - 2001 B.A. Business Administration
District of Columbia Bar